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New York Times, Thursday, July 10, 2014

Company providing financial assistance to college students

Author:
John Guzzetta
Editor:
Will Shortz
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John Guzzetta

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Guzzetta.
John Guzzetta notes:
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© 2014, The New York Times7/10/14 ( No. 23,620 )

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1
Takeover : COUP
5
Hit 2006 horror film based on a video game series : SILENTHILL
9
Curses : DAMNS
14
Seltzer lead-in : ALKA
15
Cousin of a cor anglais : OBOE
16
Lock combination? : PLAIT
17
Brains : SMARTNESS
19
Having a bite : TANGY
20
Art lovers : AESTHETES
21
German chancellor between Schmidt and Schröder : KOHL
22
Film series : SCENES
23
Probes : SEESINTO
26
Fangorn denizens : ENTS
28
Spacecraft designer ___ Musk : ELON
29
3-Down issuer : CZAR
32
Cleverness : WIT
34
Start of a director's cry : LIGHTS
38
___ point : DEW
39
Buster Keaton hat : PORKPIE
41
Milk : USE
42
Once in a blue moon : SELDOM
44
Cries of exasperation : OYS
45
Breaking a world record, e.g. : FEAT
46
JFK-to-TLV option : ELAL
48
Kind of paste : MISO
50
"Every good boy does fine," e.g. : MNEMONIC
54
Seminal 1962 book on the environment : SILENTSPRING
58
Exude : OOZE
59
Company providing financial assistance to college students : SALLIEMAE
61
Chapter part : VERSE
63
Some passive-aggressive behavior : SILENTTREATMENT
64
Fatuous : INANE
65
Pizazz : ELAN
66
Yours, in Tours : ATOI
67
Car with a "rolling dome" speedometer : EDSEL
68
Times Sq. watcher : NYPD
69
Condé ___ : NAST
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Rio residences : CASAS
2
Dweller in San Lorenzo Tenochtitlán : OLMEC
3
Decree : UKASE
4
Business associate uninvolved in management : SILENTPARTNER
5
What a girl becomes after marriage, in an old expression : HONESTWOMAN
6
Sarcastic "Sure you can!" : IBET
7
Squanders : LOSES
8
Tenant : LESSEE
9
Vaccine combo : DPT
10
One way to prepare chicken : ALAKING
11
Jules Massenet opéra comique : MANON
12
Popular Christmas carol : SILENTNIGHT
13
Pen, in Paris : STYLO
18
Segue word : THEN
24
Great Hall locale : ELLISISLAND
25
Mousseline de ___ (fabric) : SOIE
27
Rugby official, whether male or female : SIR
29
What there may be a lot of interest in, for short? : CDS
30
Zodiac starter? : ZEE
31
Punch : AWL
33
What a punch may result in, briefly : TKO
35
Rose, e.g. : HUE
36
Carry-on inspector, in brief : TSA
37
Collector's desire : SET
39
Preppy wear : POLO
40
Poe title character : PYM
43
Lord's estate : DEMESNE
45
Overseer : FOREMAN
47
Tune in : LISTEN
49
Narrow projection of land into the sea : SPIT
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Almost any pre-1927 Hollywood production : SILENTMOVIE
51
Ceaselessly : NOEND
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Pound and Stone : EZRAS
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Singer Simon : CARLY
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"... ___ man with seven wives" : IMETA
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Certain iPods : NANOS
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"Is that clear?" : GETIT
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Big step : LEAP
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Reef dweller : EEL

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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